Project will deliver new homes and a leisure centre in Woolwich town centre

Housebuilder Hill has been appointed by Greenwich council to build out a development of 500-homes plus a new sports centre in Woolwich town centre.

The scheme will deliver a “state of the art” leisure centre plus shops and restaurants on General Gordon Square, with the homes provided between Vincent Road and Wilmount Street adjacent to the site.


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Hill’s partnerships division was appointed to the scheme by the London borough after a competitive tender process, with the builder now to work up detailed plans for the new homes. The council said the scheme will have to include a minimum of 51 homes for social rent.

Andy Hill, chief executive of £650m turnover Hill Group, said he was proud to win the contract, and now wanted to meet the community and other stakeholders “to learn and discuss proposals that keep their ambitions at the heart of the plans.”

Greenwich’s cabinet member for housing, Anthony Okereke, said the council chose Hill due to its experience delivering “high quality” homes for a range of councils and its “strong sustainability credentials.”

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The planned new Woolwich leisure centre